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Nvidia Web Driver updates for El Capitan (UPDATE 03/28/2017)

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Apple killed NVIDIA.

 

Yep, thats "normal", always because Nvidia use that stupid OS version check (inNVStartupWeb, as fixed .plist entry) which make taht kind of trouble - even the "old" driver would run perfekt.

For me, which can also use Apple Drivers (with Kepler GT 740) it is bad, that after updating system (OS version changes) it does NOT use the Apple drivers, the OS try to use the Web drivers,

they fail and an endless loop of blackscreen with the running apple wheel , short before the desktop would come up, starts.

 

The way how Nvidia implemented the drivers in case of not fitting system version is not intelligent - better would be if the driver "sees" wrong OS version, it boots up in safe mode.

So the user can change or update something insted of black screen/ bootloop.



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Guys, please stay focused on the OT - Thank you for your understanding.   ^_^

Best Regards



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Can you test this instead of editing the kext?

does this kext work in /L/E ?

And no patching is needed in the original apple kext?



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The issue I'm having with latest drivers is that it doesn't stick.. Upon every boot, it's on the OS X default graphics driver. Can't get it to stick even though nvda_drv=1 in config.plist and so is Nvidiaweb is ticked under system parameters. How do i get it to stick on WebDrivers upon every boot?



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First check if which driver is really loaded/used. Using nvda_drv=1 with newest chameleon (features Webdriver usage like Clover) works.

But Nvidia Prefpane always shows OS X drivers used, even Nivida Web drivers are in use!

My WebDriverCheck tool shows what is really used - Web oder Apple driver.

http://www.insanelym...webdrivercheck/

 

Also try to update prelinked kernel - sometimes thats the problem.



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Did you try EmuUEFIvariable.efi?

 

The issue I'm having with latest drivers is that it doesn't stick.. Upon every boot, it's on the OS X default graphics driver. Can't get it to stick even though nvda_drv=1 in config.plist and so is Nvidiaweb is ticked under system parameters. How do i get it to stick on WebDrivers upon every boot?



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Security update 2017-001 bumps the build to 15G1421.  I've updated /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartupWeb.kext/Contents/Info.plist with this new build, but I still can't get the web driver to load.  I've also repaired the permissions.

Any other tricks?  Mad that I installed the security update without checking if there was a new web driver available.  Now I have non-accelerated graphics, making everything unusable 



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I've updated /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartupWeb.kext/Contents/Info.plist with this new build

 

 

How ? Have you try to just set 15G instead of full build number ?



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How ? Have you try to just set 15G instead of full build number ?

I modified the plist file in the terminal.  I will try to use 15G - I was unaware that was an option.

Are there  additional steps beyond modifying the plist and restarting?  

I am trying http://www.insanelym...ver-updaterapp/now



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Are there  additional steps beyond modifying the plist and restarting?  

I am trying http://www.insanelym...ver-updaterapp/now

 

Beside repairing permissions and rebuilding kernel cache, no.

 

The app you're talking about will do the necessary steps :).

 

Anyway, I can confirm webdrivers works fine on 10.11.6 (15G1421).



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Even after running the app I still can't get the Web Drivers recognized.  

I have GeForce GTX 970 in a Mac Pro 2010, and I only get full resolution and no graphics acceleration (lots of tearing and other bad artifacts, slow finder animations, etc).

Web Driver is checked in the Driver Manager.

In CUDA Preferences it says No GPU Detected



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Is SIP disabled?

 

Check it :

csrutil status


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Is SIP disabled?

 

Check it :

csrutil status

 

 

No, it is not.  Unfortunately, I tried to reset my PRAM, and not I am in a boot loader loop.  Unclear if this was the cause, or if something else was lurking all long,



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It can't work without disabling SIP because the NVDAStartupWeb.kext is now considered as "untrusted" by the system.

 

Booting the Recovery HD, disabling SIP and rebuild kextcache should do the trick. You may need to boot in single user mode to do the later.

/sbin/ mount -uw /
touch /System/Library/Extensions
reboot


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It can't work without disabling SIP because the NVDAStartupWeb.kext is now considered as "untrusted" by the system.

 

Booting the Recovery HD, disabling SIP and rebuild kextcache should do the trick. You may need to boot in single user mode to do the later.

/sbin/ mount -uw /
touch /System/Library/Extensions
reboot

Thank you - disabling SIP was the missing link.  I guess most users here are hackintosh, so already have it disabled. It was new for me, as I'm on a stock Mac Pro, just with the GTX 970.



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Nvidia Web Driver 346.03.15f07   15G1421



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And just as soon as NVD updates it's drivers to work with G1421, Apple rolls out another Security Update dev beta :D



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@DMCrimson

You can prevent problem like that by faking build version to just 15G instead of full build number.

The trick applies to any OS X/macOS version BTW :).



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@DMCrimson

You can prevent problem like that by faking build version to just 15G instead of full build number.

The trick applies to any OS X/macOS version BTW :).

I know, I've been doing that constantly :D For some reason the WebDriver updater doesn't work for me anymore, so I need to rely on MacKextLight to edit the build version and KextUtility to rebuild caches (which also removes some bootargs despite it's config)



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I don't know MacKextLight and don't use any app for that but you might give a try to this one which is specifically designed to deal with the webdrivers :).







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